Annotation

Label: Geffen Records - Catalog #: 24096 - EAN: 0720642409626 - Format: CD
Label: Rhino - Catalog #: 79007 - EAN: 081227900724 - Rel: 2004/09/28
Recording Location: The Power Station, New York, USA
Recording Date: 1985/12/12-14
Additional:
Ornette Coleman plays violin on track #1.
Everybody out on #7, but Ornette and Pat.
Release details discussion:
I saw at least three differently formated cat # on the copy of the release sleeve from which I sourced the Geffen entry:
GED 24096
GEFD 24096
424 096-2
Note that I have no proof this is the one released in 1985.

Possibly, M5G-24096 has been used on cassettes.
Some sources additionaly mentions (prepended 9) 924096 and 924096-2 (CD) (possibly used only in Germany?).
Discogs comes with its very own 9 24095-1 on LPs (Germany 1986), which I tend to think is bogus...
Other rumors about cat # 19195 (possibly 8811919528, possibly europe only, possibly 1993/03).
Go figure...

The initial release was made (also) on CD, though at that time the CD were limited to about 48 minutes.
Besides the initial 1985 release date, and the Rhino 2004 reissue, the following dates also pops-up (though I was unable to associate them with a specific cat number, or confirm them firmly):
1990/10/17, US, CS (possibly M5G-24096)
1991/10/21, US, CD
1991/12/16, Japan, CD
1993/02/02, Germany, CD (possibly 8811919528?)

TODO:
Cover design by Norman Moore
Photography by David A. Cantor
Tracks 1,2,4,8 composed by Coleman, 3,5,6,7 by Metheny/Coleman.
Some may be originals, some rendition of existing material, some may have been covered by OC&Prime Time.

Annotation last modified on 2006-11-18 06:15 UTC.

Tracklist

Medium 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Song X
5:39
2 Mob Job
4:13
3 Endangered Species
13:20
4 Video Games
5:22
5 Kathelin Gray
4:16
6 Trigonometry
5:09
7 Song X Duo
3:09
8 Long Time No See
7:36

Credits

Medium 1

guitar synthesizer [guitar synth]:
Pat Metheny (1985-12-12 – 1985-12-14) (tracks 1–8)
violin:
Ornette Coleman (1985-12-12 – 1985-12-14) (track 2)
electronic drum set:
Denardo Coleman (1985-12-12 – 1985-12-14) (tracks 1–6, 8)
drums:
Jack DeJohnette (1985-12-12 – 1985-12-14) (tracks 1–6, 8)
guitar:
Pat Metheny (1985-12-12 – 1985-12-14) (tracks 1–8)
double bass:
Charlie Haden (1985-12-12 – 1985-12-14) (tracks 1–6, 8)
percussion:
Denardo Coleman (1985-12-12 – 1985-12-14) (tracks 1–6, 8)
alto saxophone:
Ornette Coleman (1985-12-12 – 1985-12-14) (tracks 1, 3–8)
assistant engineer:
Jon Goldberger (tracks 1–8)
composer:
Ornette Coleman (tracks 1–8)
Pat Metheny (tracks 3, 5–7)
engineer:
Jan Erik Kongshaug (tracks 1–8)
mixer:
Rob Eaton (tracks 1–8)
Jan Erik Kongshaug (tracks 1–8)
producer:
Pat Metheny (tracks 1–8)
recorded at:
The Power Station in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States (1985-12-12 – 1985-12-14) (tracks 1–8)
recording of:
Endangered Species (1985-12-12 – 1985-12-14) (track 3)
Kathelin Gray (1985-12-12 – 1985-12-14) (track 5)
Long Time No See (1985-12-12 – 1985-12-14) (track 8)
Mob Job (1985-12-12 – 1985-12-14) (track 2)
Song X (1985-12-12 – 1985-12-14) (track 1)
Song X Duo (1985-12-12 – 1985-12-14) (track 7)
Trigonometry (1985-12-12 – 1985-12-14) (track 6)
Video Games (1985-12-12 – 1985-12-14) (track 4)